Courses for Cutters

Courses available through the Coast Guard Afloat Education Program:

ART C100 - ART HISTORY AND APPRECIATION 1 (Title Change)
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Arts & Humanities / Global Multicultural)
Multicultural survey of art from prehistoric times to the Renaissance period, stressing basic principles and history of art. Introduction to form and content and the media and methods of the visual arts. Illustrated lectures, reading and study of related exhibitions.

ASTR C100 - INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Natural Science)
Introduction to the origin, characteristics and evolution of the solar system, the stars, the galaxies and the universe and historical milestones.

BIOL C100 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Natural Science)
For non-science majors. Study basic concepts of biology emphasizing the characteristics of plants and animals, human body systems, health, genetics and the environment.

BUS C120 - PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Elective)
The goal of Personal Financial Planning is to teach students the fundamentals of financial planning as well as develop an understanding of the social, psychological, and physiological contexts which influence decision making. Personal Financial Planning provides comprehensive coverage of the role of money in student's lives and provides financial planning tools enabling students to identify and evaluate choices that lead to long-term financial security and develop an understanding of their connection with money and the consequences of their decisions.

MCOM C100 - (Formerly COMM C100) - INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATIONS
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Speech)
A study and analysis of the major media - newspapers, magazines, radio and television - covering how they function and affect society.

GEOL C105 - (Formerly GEOL C100) - GENERAL GEOLOGY
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Natural Science)
A study of the composition and structure of the earth and the internal and external processes which modify the crust and the surface. A non-laboratory science class.

HIST C180 - WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 1550
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL History/Global Multicultural)
A study of the development of present day Western culture from the earliest beginnings to 1550; emphasis on the impact of philosophical, social and economic factors on Western Civilization.

HIST C185 - WESTERN CIVILIZATION SINCE 1550
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL History/Global Multicultural)
A study of the development of Western culture from 1550 to the present.

HUM C135 - (Formerly HUM C130) - HISTORY & APPRECIATION OF THE CINEMA
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Humanities)
Historical development of film as an art form considering scientific, sociological and philosophical influences and effects. Viewing and analysis of some landmark films

MRSC C100 - INTRODUCTION TO MARINE SCIENCE
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Natural Science)
A general study of the marine environment. Examines the chemical, biological and geological properties of the sea, the sea as a natural resource and its geopolitical and economic impact.

MS C100 - ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Elective)
An introduction to organizations and the theory and practice of management. Emphasis on organizational functions, design and decision making and the application of leadership and managerial skills in various organizational environments.

PHIL C100 - INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Arts & Humanities / Global Multicultural)
Covers many traditional philosophical issues, including views on human nature, metaphysics, religion, sources of knowledge, determinism vs. free will, personal and social ethics. Multicultural and feminist issues are woven into traditional Western material, including contributions from India (Hinduism and Buddhism), China (Confucianism), and Japan (Zen Buddhism) among others.

PHIL C120 - ETHICS TO MAKING MORAL CHOICES
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Arts & Humanities)
A comprehensive look at the major ethical and moral issues of today.

PSCI C180 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Social Sciences)
An introduction to the principles and problems of government, with particular attention to the American political system at all levels. Emphasis is on the human factor in politics and the realities of government at work.

PSYC C100 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Social Sciences)
Fundamentals of human psychology. Use a scientific approach to study human behavior, examine and integrate physiological, intrapsychic, and social/behavioral perspectives on human through and behavior.

PSYC C116 - (Formerly PSYC C115) - CHILD GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT
(3 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Social Sciences)
Examination of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes the biological, psychological and sociocultural aspects of the maturation process.

SPAN C180A - INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY SPANISH
(2.5 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Arts & Humanities / Global Multicultural)
Introduction to the Spanish comprehension and conversation, reading and writing skills and customs and cultures of the Spanish' speaking world.

SPAN C180B - CONTINUING ELEMENTARY SPANISH
(2.5 credit/semester hour (SH) LL Arts & Humanities / Global Multicultural)
Review and expansion of Spanish comprehension and conversation, reading and writing skills and customs and cultures of the Spanish' speaking world. Prerequisite: Spanish 180A